True Blood’s hottest werewolf Joe Manganiello shirtless in GQ

We’ve already seen the actor who plays werewolf Alcide on True Blood, Joe Manganiello, shirtless in several publications. The guy is smoking hot and he’ll tell you about his workout and diet plan. He isn’t conceited about how he achieved it, though, and he recently told GQ that it’s just part of his job to be fit. He didn’t seem shy about posing in a photoshoot for GQ that makes it look like he’s about to have a threesome with a topless blonde and a lithe brunette in Santorini, Greece. It’s all rather racy, but they did got to great lengths to set the scene, showing the trio all over beautiful island while Joe wears the hell out of some designer clothes. To accompany these gorgeous photos they just have a short interview with him online, which I’ve posted below. You can see the full slideshow here.

There’s no denying it: Joe Manganiello looks good without a shirt. This fact has not gone unnoticed by HBO, for whom he frequently flexes as an oft-nude werewolf on “True Blood.” Ask him about his physique, though, and he’ll insist he’s just following the script: “If Alcide was described as weighing 300 pounds with a comb-over and missing his front teeth, that’s what I would look like.” Luckily for Manganiello’s career, he’s not playing a guy with a gap-toothed smile. It’s his He-Man physique that helped turn a six-episode stint into a regular gig, raising his profile high enough to audition for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot. “He and his wife are huge fans of ‘True Blood,'” Manganiello explains. While Snyder ultimately went another way, Manganiello, 34, isn’t complaining. A few short years ago, he was paying his bills working as a roadie and as a delivery man for a masonry company. As for the new season of “True Blood,” spoilers are as hard to come by as clothing on-set. So, any inhibitions left at all? “Once they yell action,” he says, “you’re a werewolf and you’re not thinking about it. But before, there’s a boom guy crouched behind you at ass level.” Who says werewolves don’t blush?

[From GQ]

It’s a shame that he’s not going to be in Superman, which ultimately went to Henry Cavill, but at least we’re still hearing about him. This reminds me that True Blood premieres this Sunday! I hope they vary enough from the preview we saw and we won’t be stuck in fairy land for most of the season. It’s so much nicer on earth with the gritty sweaty werewolves and the slippery fast vampires. Fairies are filler as far as I’m concerned.



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  1. Chloe says:


  2. Kaboom says:

    to sixpack (m.) – standing around shirtless with chicks while looking immensely shagable

  3. constance says:

    love that they left the beard on. I think it looks good on him. yummy!

  4. Devon says:

    I am firmly in the Team Eric camp but Joe is making a case for Alcide. Joe’s the type of guy who I’d envision living in the woods with having to bone to keep warm in between him hunting and me cooking the game he brought back. We’d bone some more to stop us from getting bored and bone again because he looks that good. Too bad I can’t stand the character of Alcide.

  5. Sloane Wyatt says:

    I can totally see him being a roadie…hauling those big ass speakers, muscles bulging….

    Oh yeahh. Then, he puts the six pack in “Joe Six Pack” as he lays brick, slathering on the cement with a trowel, row by row real slow like….

    *gasping for air* A man like that’s just not fair.

  6. Amy says:

    He is a beautiful, beautiful man.

  7. Relli says:

    I miss him on How i met your mother. so hot!

  8. the original bellaluna says:

    I would do him in an oh-so-foh-reakin’ heartbeat, he would see stars. One of us would go blind, guarantee!!

  9. DiaBLa says:

    WooF WooF!!!! anytime!!!! Holy Cow…He is smokin hot…………..

  10. Phoenix says:

    Yeah, I think I probably would.

  11. Jane says:

    I bet his fiance was just thrilled about this shoot.

  12. Stubbylove says:

    God Bless TB Werewolves and Greece!

  13. Anna says:

    I don’t like the way they styled this he now looks like a Greek beach lion … puke.

  14. original kate says:

    when a man has no happy trail left he is over-waxed. FAIL.

  15. Thea says:

    O M F G

  16. lolalola says:

    Dear CB, I love you. You just made my week. More please.

  17. ZenB says:

    He looks hot! hot! hot! but I could do without the naked chick.

  18. Sloane Wyatt says:

    @zenb: There were chicks in the pics?

  19. Erin says:

    The way they did fairy was just so retarded in that preview, I hope they stick with little of that too.

    On a side note, I am team Eric too but Joe might be swaying my opinion…

  20. RHONYC says:

    and let the she-wolf pack howl:


  21. dj says:

    Man. Oh. Man.

  22. Jen34 says:

    What an obscene looking body! He should never wear a shirt.

  23. Taytay says:

    Have you ever read an interview with this guy? Dumber than a really dumb box of rocks.

  24. Camille says:

    Nice. Nice. Nice. Yummy.

  25. DreamyK says:

    @original kate:

    Bring back the Happy Trail!

  26. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @taytay, that’s how I like ’em, dumb and pretty

  27. Trashaddict says:

    Who. Needs. Clothes?
    Do plastic surgeons make 6-packs these days? All these perfect bellies weird me out a little.

  28. Lee says:

    To Taytay…yeah, he may not be a great interview…but with a body like that….OMG!!!!….Lord have mercy!!!

  29. Flan says:

    Mraw, looking great!

  30. Twez says:

    Who cares if he’s dumb? I don’t want to discuss “War and Peace” with him.

    God, I felt almost like a guy there for a sec.

  31. Nikki Girl says:

    Oh. My. God. I just want him to take me and throw me against a wall and…think you can figure it out from there. Mouth-watering.

  32. Vapid says:

    Oh, the things i would do to him…

  33. wifeyskarsgard says: